Spredor 4

l. The selection criteria used in the development of this variety include creeping rooted growth habit, grazing tolerance, forage yield, persistence, and resistance to the following pests: bacterial wilt, Verticillium wilt, anthracnose, and Phytophthora root rot.

2. This variety is adapted to North Central region. This variety has been tested in Wisconsin and Minnesota and is intended for use in the North Central region.

3. Test variety is Fall Dormant, similar to FD2 checks. Test variety is Extremely Winterhardy, similar to WS I checks. Flower color (Syn2) is 55% purple, 35% variegated, 5% yellow, 3% cream and 2% white.

4. This variety has high resistance to anthracnose (Race 1), bacterial wilt, Fusarium wilt, Verticillium wilt and Phytophthora root rot; resistance to pea aphid and Aphanomyces root rot (Race 1). Reaction to spotted alfalfa aphid, blue alfalfa aphid, stem nematode and root-knot nematode has not been tested.

5. Seed increase is on a limited generation basis with one generation of breeder and two generations of foundation and certified seed classes. Breeder (Syn 1), foundation (Syn 2 or Syn 3), and certified (Syn 3 or Syn 4) classes will be recognized. Production of Syn 3 foundation seed requires consent of the breeder. Breeder seed was produced near Nampa, Idaho in 1996. Forage Genetics will maintain sufficient foundation seed for the projected life of the variety. Stands of foundation and certified seed fields are limited to 3 and 6 years, respectively.

6. Certified seed will be marketed in 2003.

7. No decision has been made concerning Plant Variety Protection Act.

8. The information in this application may not be forwarded to the PVP office.

9. Variety Name: Spredor 4 Date Submitted November 1, 2002

Experimental designations: FG 2R48

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